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Three killed in apparent crossbow attack in Canada

2016-08-26 10:54

A 35-year-old male suspect has been arrested in connection with an apparent crossbow attack outside Toronto, Canadian police say.

Outcry in Canada over video showing spear-hunted bear

2016-08-17 18:53

An online video showing an American hunter spearing a black bear and leaving the animal to die in the Canadian woods has prompted outrage and calls to ban the "archaic" practice.

Dead Canada attack suspect prepared martyrdom video

2016-08-11 21:13

A Canadian man previously banned from associating with ISIS, prepared a martyrdom video and was about to commit a terrorist attack before being shot at, police say.

Canada to investigate fatality caused by defective airbag

2016-08-05 09:18

Canadian authorities launched a probe into faulty airbags after a ruptured inflator caused another death.

Anglican Church of Canada votes against same-sex unions

2016-07-12 10:40

The Anglican Church of Canada has voted against authorising same-sex marriages after a nearly week-long debate about blessing such unions.

Amid police tensions, Ice Cube leads rap defiance

2016-07-10 18:16

Ice Cube co-wrote one of the defining protest songs against police brutality and, at a moment of soaring tension with US law enforcement, the rap legend did not hold back.

Dutch court grants Canada extradition in cyberbully case

2016-06-28 20:10

An Amsterdam court has ruled in favour of extraditing a Dutchman to Canada where he is wanted on charges linked to the cyberbullying of a teenager who committed suicide in 2012.

SA's firefighters: We all lost an opportunity

2016-06-19 12:41

Fin24 reader PJ suggests that the firefighters sent to Canada should have persevered as it could have been a first small step leading to bigger opportunities.

Family of beheaded Canadian backs no ransom policy

2016-06-15 08:04

Relatives of a Canadian man slain by Islamic militants in the Philippines say they agree with Canada's policy of not paying ransom for hostages.

Canada household debt remains near record 165%

2016-06-14 15:30

Canadian household debt as a ratio of disposable income remained near a record in the first quarter.

 

Canada's Mounties allow women officers to wear hijab

2016-08-23 20:29

Hoping to boost recruiting of Muslim women, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will allow its officers to wear hijabs as part of their uniforms.

Canadian lone wolf 'potential terrorist' had extensive global ties to jihadists

2016-08-12 13:42

An alleged Islamic State sympathiser shot dead by Canadian federal police had been detained last year for pro-ISIS media posts, and an investigation has revealed extensive ties to foreign jihadists.

Canada terror suspect dead after police operation

2016-08-11 07:50

A suspect is dead after Canadian police force thwarted an alleged suicide bomb plot.

Canada's economy growing at slowest pace in 60 years

2016-08-02 17:30

Canada is in the midst of one of its weakest expansions ever, and only the housing boom keeps it from getting worse.

Ukraine, Canada sign 'milestone' free trade deal

2016-07-11 19:11

Ukraine and Canada have signed a "milestone" free trade agreement designed to bolster support for the war-scarred former Soviet republic in the face of an increasingly assertive Russia.

Trudeau becomes first Canadian PM to march in Toronto Pride parade

2016-07-04 12:41

Justin Trudeau made history by marching with tens of thousands of people in Toronto's Gay Pride parade, becoming the country's first sitting prime minister to participate.

North American leaders make energy pledge

2016-06-28 16:04

The leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico are set to pledge to use renewable energy to generate half of North America's power by 2025, White House officials say.

Protesting firefighters showed courage against exploitation - Numsa

2016-06-16 12:06

South Africans firefighters who went on strike in Canada were ‘ruthlessly’ exploited, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA said on Thursday.

Parliamentary committee 'concerned' about SA firefighters debacle

2016-06-14 21:14

The parliamentary portfolio committee on Environmental Affairs says it will engage with the Department of Environmental Affairs to 'fully understand' the salary dispute involving South African firefighters who had gone to Canada to help suppress wildfires there.

Mercedes F1 boss critical of 2017 rule changes

2016-06-14 11:04

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff believes that F1 changing the rules for 2017 is wrong for the sport; especially since Ferrari and Red Bull have made great progress.

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